There are many such fruits and vegetables around us, which are not so popular but they have many specialties. One such fruit is Karonda. Which is called Carissa Carandas in English. Karonda is sour in taste but it is very full of medicinal properties. This is mainly seen in the summer season. In this article, we will discuss about this Karonda and its specialties.
Nutritional facts of Carissa Carandas
Karonda fruits are very good source of Iron, Vitamin-C ,Vitamin-A, Phosphorous and Calcium.
Where its found
Karondo is believed to have originated in the Himalayas. But in India it is found in mainly hot areas. Karonde in India is found predominantly in Bihar, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh. Apart from this, it is also found in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Australia and some provinces of Africa.
Use of Karonda
Karonda is mainly used for Pickle, Jam And Sabji.
Is karonda and cranberry same
If i say in simple language No. Actually karonda (Carissa carandas) is flowering shrub in the dogbane family Apocynaceae. And the Cranberries are a group of evergreen dwarf shrubs or trailing vines in the subgenus Oxycoccus of the genus Vaccinium. The only similarity in karonda and cranberry is there cherry like size, Taste of both fruits are also very different. I have seen many article mixing the benefits of karonda and cranberry benefits. So don’t get confuse they both are very different.
Health benefits of Karonda
For healthy Tooth
Protanthosidine is found in Karonde, is very helpful to keep whole mouth healthy . And the amount of calcium present in it makes teeth strong.
Karonda’s antioxidant properties promote our immunity to disease. For this you can use Karonda juice
For healthy heart
The antioxidants and flavonoids present in Karonda keep our heart healthy.
Prevent urinary infection
Avoidance of urinary infection is one of the main properties Karonda. Flavonoid available in Karonde prevents bacteria from being produced in the urine trek.